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How do I playback a DVD in Ubuntu 17.10? I have so far:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

There used to be something called Fluendo in the Ubuntu repository but it doesn't appear to be there any more. Am I the only person left using Ubuntu?

I followed advice given in various other question on Ask Ubuntu and on the Ubuntu man pages https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs but was still unable to play DVDs.

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  • sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg fixed it. Thanks to myself and for future reference for myself... – Magnus Dec 19 '17 at 12:54
  • vlc will play DVDs. libdvdcss2is also required for playing manufactured DVDs if it wasn't installed with libdvd-pkg – ravery Dec 19 '17 at 12:57
  • go ahead and post it as an answer so that someone else doing a search will see that the question was answered. Also someone quickly searching for answers may not read comments – ravery Dec 19 '17 at 13:00
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg 

fixed it.

Thanks to myself and for future reference if only for myself...

  • What a bizarre set of rules and regulations on this website. Surely it would be easier to maintain an accurate Ubuntu operation manual. – Magnus Dec 19 '17 at 18:30
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install libs and codecs:

sudo apt install libdvdcss2 libdvdread4 libdvdnav4

and now you can play DVDs with vlcplayer and etc

  • These appear to be already installed - I don't know if they were installed as a result of what I installed, as detailed above, or as a result of something else. – Magnus Dec 19 '17 at 16:18

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